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on a government- backed polio vaccination campaign. five of the women were killed in the largest city. >> they shot her from behind. there are no threats, nothing. she is my daughter. >> police say the killings were well coordinated and occurred simultaneously in three areas of the city. the sixth woman, believed to be 17, was shot to death in egypt. on monday-- in peshawar. all of the dead were working on a three day anti-polio campaign. no group claimed responsibility, but investigators believe the taliban carried out the attack. has been vocal against campaign -- vaccinations. >> they think the vaccine was used for identifying -- how this was used in case of locating osama bin laden. i think after that, this kind -- they became more targets of the taliban >> the government suspended at the vaccination campaign in karachi. this is not the first time they have targeted vaccination programs. in july, while local volunteer were shot and two volunteers were wounded. the government, along with un agencies, is on a campaign to immunize 34 million children under the age of 35. with health
outside the city. >> a 5 month old baby is strapped to her back, and three others to feed at home. the only thing on her mind is to put food on the table. she is one of dozens, many of whom are widows or have been abandoned by their spouses. the line this is the highway, kilometers outside abuja, breaking rocks to sell to construction sites. >> i suffer a lot. no other work to do. my children cannot go to school if i do not do this work. this is the only work i can do to feed them. and pay school fees. >> each day, they make a 5 kilometer trip to a local quarry. a good day brings in around $3. but for other families making a living from this heartbreaking job, this should not be happening in a country with so many natural resources. this truckload of rocks bears the hopes of many families. the rocks will now be broken into smaller pieces by these women, to be sold to construction sites across nigeria's capital and beyond. but at the back of their mind is the competition they face from machines which turn out tons of the product in a day. this is the matriarch of this colony. after
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